Together, we can make a difference.

Any amount helps us to continue producing community-centered journalism.

Posted inNews

Regulating Louisiana utilities: A Q&A with new PSC member Davante Lewis

On Dec. 10, political newcomer Davante Lewis was elected to represent District 3 on the Louisiana Public Service Commission, the body that regulates public utilities for most of the state. Lewis defeated longtime incumbent and fellow Democrat Lambert Boissiere III — a member of a prominent New Orleans political family who had heavy institutional support — and became the first openly LGBTQ person elected to a state-level seat in Louisiana.